What is Matt Roloff’s Net Worth and Salary?
With a net worth of $6 million, Matt Roloff is a well-known American entrepreneur, television personality, farmer, and author. The TLC reality show “Little People, Big World,” which follows the Roloff family and shows how they cope with their dwarfism (2006–present), has made Matt Roloff, who has diastrophic dysplasia, a wealthy man.
Roloff Farms was founded in 1990 by Matt and Amy Roloff, who bought a fixer-upper farmhouse in Helvetia, Oregon. They grew to 109 acres over time. It’s not just the pumpkins and restored barns at Roloff Farms that are historically significant; there’s a Medieval castle there as well. The farm also has a volleyball court and soccer field. A three-story tree house is there. Open to the public during pumpkin season, Roloff Farms welcomes around 30,000 visitors each year.
At least 30,000 people visit Roloff Farms each year during the pumpkin-picking season.
On October 7, 1961, in San Francisco, California, he was given the name Matthew James Roloff. Peggy and Ron and Ruth, his older sister, are all of average height. Since Matt was born with diastrophic dysplasia, he’s had more than a dozen surgeries. Diastrophic dysplasia is also a condition that affects his younger brother, Sam. He also had a younger brother, Joshua, who died at the age of 34 due to an abnormality in his heart.
Matt first appeared as an extra in the early 1980s film “Under the Rainbow,”. Then as an Ewok with crutches in the 1985 television movie “Ewoks: The Battle for Endor” from the “Star Wars” universe. He began his career as a computer programmer in Silicon Valley in the late 1980s. And later relocated to Beaverton, Oregon, where he worked for Sequent Computer Systems.
“Little People, Big World” premiered on March 4, 2006, and has since aired more than 340 episodes across 21 seasons on TLC. TLC aired “Little People, Big World: Wedding Farm,” a six-episode spinoff, in 2012, with Matt serving as executive producer. Specials like “Conquering Mt. St. Helens” and “Welcome to the Jungle” have been aired on the series. Roloff, a motivational speaker and a member of the National Speakers Association, has given speeches at numerous universities and events. Including the Association of Legal Administrators conference and the International Conference on Inclusion for Children.
TV shows he has appeared on include “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” “The Tonight Show,” “The View,” and more. Matt has also written three books, “Against Tall Odds: Being a David in a Goliath World” (1999), “Little Family, Big Values: Lessons in Love, Respect, and Understanding for Families of Any Size” (2007), and “Little Lucy, Big Race,” a children’s book, in 2018.
On September 12, 1987, Matt married Amy Knight, whom he met at a Little People of America convention the year before. Jacob was born in 1997; Zachary and Molly were born in 1990; Zachary and Jeremy were fraternal twins in 1993. While all three of Zachary’s siblings are short, he shares his mother’s achondroplasia. After 26 years of marriage, Matt and Amy decided to try a trial separation. Which they announced in June 2015, during a “Little People, Big World” special in March 2014. Matthew and Caryn Chandler, who had been Matt’s assistant for ten years, began dating in May 2016. After the couple had been legally divorced since that month.
Matt Roloff founded little People of America (LPA) and he currently serves as its president. One of his other businesses is Direct Access Solutions. Which markets an accessibility kit for the hospitality industry for people who are shorter than 5 feet. For the past several years, Matt has visited American troops in Iraq. And helped get a family of three Iraqi children with dwarfism the medical attention they needed.
In 2003, Roloff was accused of driving under the influence after swerving his car into a ditch and landing on its roof. Alcohol diversion treatment was completed and the charges were dropped. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office claimed that Matt drove outside of the travel lane after leaving a bar in 2007. He was charged with DUI again. Since Amy’s car was fitted, Roloff stated that he couldn’t control the vehicle. And that he was just dropping someone off at the bar. Jury misconduct led to the dismissal of the case against Matt.
In 1990, Matt and Amy purchased the first portion of what would become a 109-acre property in Helvetia, Oregon, as previously mentioned in this article. The first parcel they purchased cost $185,000, and they went on to purchase several others in the area. Their primary residence was 4,500 square feet, and they later added a number of interesting features to the property. These are the new ones:
- Playhouse for kids the size of a small house
- Pirate ship with multiple sleeping quarters measuring 40 feet in length
- Western-themed town complete with a jail, post office, bank, and barbershop.
- Replica of a mountain chain
- Barn with a floor area of 3,600 square feet
In 2019, Matt purchased Amy’s share of the property from her after their 2006 divorce.
For $4 million in 2022, Matt put the main 16-acre section of his property, which includes all of these features, on the market.